THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced the promotion of Jane Hertzmark Hudis to Executive Group President, effective July 1, 2020.
THE DETAILS In her new role, Hertzmark Hudis will oversee the brand portfolios of Estee Lauder, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, AERIN, Origins, Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing. She will report directly to Fabrizio Freda, ELC President and CEO.
THE WHY? The company’s top skin care strategist, Hertzmark Hudis has been credited with building iconic franchises including Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair and Crème de La Mer. As Freda explained, “This well-deserved promotion recognizes Jane’s exceptional leadership across the Company. Throughout her career, she has made a significant impact driving brand-building expertise, spearheading the elevation of marketing and talent, and leading her portfolio of brands to achieve outstanding broad-based growth across categories, regions and channels. I am grateful to Jane for all that she has done to drive the Company’s success and as an advisor to me, and I know that she will continue to lead and inspire us to even greater heights in the future.”